We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Functional Vitality.
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A prescription or referral for Occupational Therapy is not required for you to been seen in our practice. You may need a referral for occupational therapy services if you’ve recently seen a physician for a problem or you recently had surgery. In these situations so that you can receive the best care based on your condition and to ensure all your healthcare providers are on the same page, a prescription from your physician may be necessary.
Because our goal is to education and empower our clients to be active and independent in their health, our clients typically save money in the long run by receiving treatment from Functional Vitality compared to traditional therapy settings. Our model focuses on training you to manage your condition independently which means less sessions during the week. We typically see patients 1 visit per week for 3-6 visits vs a traditional therapy model of 3 visits for 4-6 weeks.
Following your session, you will typically feel relaxed. You may feel increased energy, body awareness and improved functioning for a few of days. It is essential to drink plenty of water for 24-48 hours following your session due to toxins being released from your soft tissue.
We accept cash, credit card, check, and FSA/HSA.
Once you book an appointment that time is dedicated to you. If you need to cancel or reschedule, we ask that you notify us at least 48 hours before your appointment. If less than 24 hours notice is given, we reserve the right to charge 50% of the full amount of the visit. No shows will be charge the full amount of the visit.
Your sessions are 100% one on one with an occupational therapist and you will get more out of each session compared to the standard model in which most therapy clinics operate.
Depending on your insurance benefits, if you have a deductible that hasn’t been met and your receiving therapy in a clinic that is in- network with your insurance, you will still be required to pay the full session fee until you have met your deductible. Therefore, working with us to help manage your condition independently can save you money with fewer visits, more quality time with a skilled therapist, and less time away from home or work.
Personal Information is information that directly identifies you and includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. For example, we may ask you to provide us with Personal Information that can be used to contact you when completing a form on the Site.
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Disclaimers: The Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate costs are estimates and not the final overall total charges. The Good Faith Estimate is not a contract and does not require you [uninsured (or self- pay) individual] to obtain the items and services from any of the providers or facilities identified on the Good Faith Estimate. Additional items and/or services that are not in the Good Faith Estimate may be recommended by the convening provider as part of the course of care, that must be scheduled separately and are not reflected in the good faith estimate (such as rehabilitation therapies or other post treatment items or services) and information regarding how an you [uninsured (or self-pay) individual] can obtain a good faith estimate for such items or services.
The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. The patient-provider dispute resolution process may be started if the actual billed charges are $400 more than the expected charges included in the good faith estimate. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the Agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the Agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount. To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) at 1-877-696-6775. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS at 1-877-696-6775.
Keep a copy of this Good Faith Estimate in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed a higher amount.